B.C. Transit originally asked for opinions on three options, and then proceeded ahead with a fourth option.
Right now, my teenage son travelling from Claremont secondary school to our home at Wilkinson and Interurban can use a $1.50 student ticket and then transfer at the Royal Oak exchange.
Total cost $1.50.
Under the changes my son will have to pay $2.50 for a two kilometre bus ride to Royal Oak exchange, and then pay another $2.50 for the remaining 2 km.
Total cost $5 for a 4 km bus ride for a student.
Shouldn’t B.C. Transit be trying to encourage people to take the bus.
For $5 it is cheaper for me to drive and pick him up.